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Media Minister backs public notice cash for digital-only titles

Business / Wed 19th Oct 2022 pm31 12:21pm

MEDIA Minister Julia Lopez has backed the possibility of digital-only regional titles getting access to public notice cash reports HoldtheFrontPage

Speaking to MPs at the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s inquiry into the sustainability of local journalism, Mrs Lopez stated the idea was “worth [the UK Government] looking into with greater detail”.

Julia Lopez

As it stands YourHarlow cannot bid for statutory notices such as planning applications and road closures as it is digital only.

That despite YH having a massive audience of four million page views a year and publishing 4,000 stories.

YH publisher, Michael Casey said: “I am encouraged by the minister’s approach.

In the present economic climate, there must be a more efficient use of hard-pressed taxpayers money.

It is costing over £70 million a year and that has to stop.?

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1 Comment for Media Minister backs public notice cash for digital-only titles:

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2022-10-19 17:37:26

Sites like YH should definitely be getting more support and access to these statutory notices - especially when physical local papers are all but dead.

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